I have a gaming device I want to ask about repairing and want to make sure I can ask it here

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    \$\begingroup\$ Repair questions are off-topic unfortunately. \$\endgroup\$ – Janka Feb 3 '19 at 22:02
  • \$\begingroup\$ ok that is why I was asking I was unsure and saw the tag \$\endgroup\$ – Little Bowsette Feb 3 '19 at 22:03
  • \$\begingroup\$ This particular question would belong on meta.EE.SE. Repair questions are off-topic unless a detailed understanding of the electronics is shown. \$\endgroup\$ – Hearth Feb 3 '19 at 22:05
  • \$\begingroup\$ I have one rep I can't put it on meta @Hearth \$\endgroup\$ – Little Bowsette Feb 3 '19 at 22:05
  • \$\begingroup\$ I have a 3Ds circle pad that needs replacing and I consider that repairing \$\endgroup\$ – Little Bowsette Feb 3 '19 at 22:27
  • \$\begingroup\$ Repair questions are not strictly off topic, you have to "demonstrate a good understanding the underlying design of what is being repaired". Only consumer electronics are mentioned as a reason for not being on topic. \$\endgroup\$ – Voltage Spike Feb 3 '19 at 22:35
  • \$\begingroup\$ so as long as I show I understand the inner workings I can ask? \$\endgroup\$ – Little Bowsette Feb 3 '19 at 22:36
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Luna, this is becoming silly .... please delete your comments, because they are cluttering up the post ..... then ask your question ..... right now your post is not much different than any off-topic post and you have not even had a chance to ask your real question .... thank you for asking first, it demonstrates that you are being polite \$\endgroup\$ – jsotola Feb 4 '19 at 0:29

We discourage broad, open-ended questions relating to the reverse engineering, modification and/or repair of devices here on EE.SE because the answer(s) tend to become long strings of unrelated edits and/or comments. While this might help you with your immediate problems, it is of no value to the site overall. We DO allow certain questions about reverse engineering in which you explain in detail what you know about the circuit and then focus on a few points about which you still have doubts.

  • \$\begingroup\$ I am not sure I follow \$\endgroup\$ – Little Bowsette Feb 3 '19 at 22:27
  • \$\begingroup\$ but thank you for telling me \$\endgroup\$ – Little Bowsette Feb 3 '19 at 22:44
  • \$\begingroup\$ ask questions that have simple answers "whai it this part" "how does this circuit work" \$\endgroup\$ – Jasen Feb 4 '19 at 7:52

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